The parents of an infant who suffered catastrophic injuries due to a drunk teenage driver were awarded $55 million in a personal injury verdict last Friday.
The 18-month-old child was being pushed around the neighborhood in a stroller by his grandfather when the drunk driver careened onto the sidewalk and hit both of them. The baby became paralyzed and brain damaged as a result of the accident. He will be disabled permanently.
The court found the drunk teenager’s father liable for allowing his unlicensed son to drive the family SUV. His BAC was .21, more than twice the legal limit for adult drivers.
Staying on the sidewalk is a key component to pedestrian safety. Unfortunately, sometimes even that is not enough to avoid devastating accidents caused by drunk drivers. If you have been hurt by the reckless actions of another person, contact the pedestrian accident attorneys of Ritter & Associates at 619-296-0123.